A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$680
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    303
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    65
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    786
    525
  • Theft
    3,101
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    353
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,888
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Sioux City Reviews

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Sioux City is a growing city located next to the boarder of Nebraska and South Dakota. There are a lot of new developments and enhancements being applied to the downtown area. Most shopping and places to dine out are located on the south side of the city, away from the downtown location. Activities for young children are found all throughout the city, but activities for teens and young adults are very limited throughout the community. People who travel to Sioux City often refer to it as 'dirty' compared to other cities just a few couple hours away. There are not a lot of outdoor activities or attractions that draw in tourist.
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Sioux City is in my opinion the perfect size town to live in at any age. As a young child born in Iowa it is safe to assume that many believe that I may have been sheltered from typical American culture. However, Sioux City is just like any typical city you would find in America. It was at one point called "Little-Chicago" because of the liveliness it contains. But, Sioux City is not all perfect. The number one concern shared by all residents within the tri-state area which Sioux City presides is the constant presence of construction. From the building of new schools to the making of new roads and bridges, the expansion and influx of population into Sioux City is forcing it to grow and in turn forces the construction. But that superficial problem is easily overlooked due to the companionship you obtain from being a resident in Sioux City.
I just moved to Sioux City this past year. I moved here to go to school and I really enjoy living here so far. I enjoy the people that I come into contact with both at school and at my jobs. I grew up in a small town so it took a little bit of an adjustment to get used to the busier life that Sioux City is. With that being said, it has the perfect amount of busyness. I live in a rural area of Sioux City but everything that I need or want is within reasonable driving distance from me. There are some things that I think would improve Sioux City, though. They have a vast variety of stores and restaurants but there are a couple favorites of many people that they have not gotten in town yet. Another down side of Sioux City is the constant road construction that is going on. I had heard about it before moving here but now that I have experienced it for myself, I understand the annoyance that some people have with the constant road construction.